The Rise of Shorts

In Hollywood, brevity has often played second fiddle to long-form and serial narrative. No Longer. Shorts are in.

Gaming the Business of Online Play

The UK’s approval for Microsoft’s revised US$70 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard paves the way for an escalation in video game competition worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually. 

Who Will Be the Future Masters of Media?

Can the Media and Entertainment industry be co-opted into serving particular interests?  Sounds like conspiracy theory.  But it’s been the objective of many a politician and offers the real-world equivalent to a fantasy super-power:  The power of persuasion. 

Creatively Disrupting Hollywood

For the Hollywood Studios, disruption is bad; very bad. But for everyone else in the Media & Entertainment industry, it is long overdue and badly needed.  Particularly for the two most important groups:  Audiences and Investors.

Who Iger Answers To

One of the highest paid executives on Earth is credited by many in Hollywood with holding unionised creatives to the fire as if it were his personal inclination.  But it is strategy, not animus, that drives experienced CEOs with legacies to protect.

The Value of Great Production Crew

It can take years to polish a script to perfection, attract the right director and the best possible actors to tell a compelling story that will resonate with a paying audience.  Those most responsible for setting the stage, lighting the scene and

BRON Studios’ Bankruptcy Begs Serious Questions

The last thing Hollywood bosses want at this moment is a financial scandal.  Yet that is what may be needed to make room for truly professional investors to rid the industry of “Hollywood Accounting” and the unscrupulous money it attracts.

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